12 Most Haunted Places in Goa - Real Ghost Stories

Horror Places in Goa

Three Kings’ Church, Baytakhol, D’Mello House, Borim Bridge, Igorchem Bandh, Saligao Village, Seminary Arch, Ghost Hotel, Jakni Bandh, The Rodrigues Home, Dona Paula Beach and many more.

Besides the dreamy beaches and scintillating nightlife, there are various haunted places in Goa which makes it one of the best places for dark tourism in India. These spooky places are haunted by various ghosts and demons who have their own fascinating stories that can give you a chill down the spine.

Not for the faint-hearted, these horror places in Goa have strongly influenced the stories which are still narrated by the locals and strike as a point of curiosity for the travellers who visit Goa. They are also a great retreat for the tourists who wish to experience an unusual adventure away from the typical parties and beach activities in Goa. 

Here is the list of most haunted places in Goa:

01

Three Kings’ Church

 Three Kings’ Church
With its uncanny surroundings and mysterious aura, Three Kings Church is one of the most haunted places in Goa. It is said that the spirits of three Portuguese kings who lived here still haunts the place. It is said that these three kings dictated the church, however, they eventually fought among themselves to kill in a quest to rule each other, and later their dead bodies were buried in the church grounds.

People have felt a strong presence of their ghosts and claim that their spirits still haunt the place. Despite the haunted stories, Three Kings’ Church is a great spot for those who like to be curious about the phantom beings and wish to soak in the breathtaking surroundings of this church. 

Location: Three Kings’ Chapel, Muder, Cansaulim, Goa
02

Baytakhol

Baytakhol
Among the most horrifying places in Goa, Baytakhol is a haunted stretch of road between Dhavali and Bori. It is said that a girl’s spirit haunts the area where her piercing cry makes the drivers lose control which has resulted in many road accidents in the past.

The spooky road is also believed to be haunted by a paranormal lady who emerges from the darkness with her blood-chilling screams. Often, people claim to have seen a girl in the middle of the road which has made them lose balance from the vehicle. Even if they look back, they can’t find anything but an empty road and not able to remember where the girl came from. 

Location: Between Dhavali and Bori 
03

NH17

NH17
 NH17, also called the Mumbai-Goa highway, is known as one of the most haunted places in Goa. It is believed that there are witches who roam around this highway in search of meat. Hence, travellers are advised not to carry non-vegetarian food items when travelling via the notorious NH17, especially after midnight.

It is believed that the vehicle stops abruptly or goes out of control if you’re carrying meat as it the road is haunted by a group of witches who are always in search of their next prey. 

Location: Mumbai Goa Highway
04

D’Mello House

D’Mello House
Situated in Santimol, D’Mello House is an abandoned house which is one of the most haunted places in Goa. Apparently, the house was inhabited by two brothers who constantly fought among themselves for who will get to inherit the big lavish house.

However, one day they got into a violent quarrel with each other which resulted in the death of one of the brothers in the house. From that day, there have been incidents where visitors have observed paranormal activities in the house like hearing window panes crack, haunting footsteps and other weird noises from the house. 

Location: D’Mello House, Santemol, Goa
05

Borim Bridge

Borim Bridge
Associated with many ghost stories, Borim Bridge is a connecting bridge between Ponda in North Goa to Margao in South Goa. It is said that there were many children who were sacrificed during the building of this bridge and there have also been incidents when people have seen a woman jumping into the river.

In on many of the incidents, people thought she was a local mad person who jumped from the bridge. But when they rushed out of the car, nothing was to be seen and often those who stopped to help the woman found her sitting on the back seat of the vehicle. 

Location: Borim Bridge between Ponda and Margao, Goa
06

Igorchem Bandh

 Igorchem Bandh
One of the deserted road stretches behind the Church of Our Lady of Snows, Igorchem Bandh is one of the most haunted places in Goa. This road stretch in Raia is believed to be haunted by evil spirits who roam around here in the dark of the night.

It is said that if you walk on this road between 2 am and 3 am, there are chances that you might get possessed by a demonic spirit. The road is considered to be one of the most haunted places where you can feel the darkness and will always get scared of the evil spirits who roam here at night. 

Location: Igorchem Bandh, Goa
07

Saligao Village

Saligao Village
One of the small villages located at a distance of 15 km away from Panji, Saligao is a haunted place in Goa and is famous for its churches. The village is popular for being haunted by the spirit of a woman who was called Cristalina. It is said that her spirit has been roaming around a banyan tree for 6 decades.

There is one story which says that once a Portuguese man had gone missing who said that he was taken by Cristalina and was later found with scratches and wounds. Since then, the village is believed to be haunted and believed to be the breeding ground of this spirit. 

Location: Saligao Village, Goa
08

Seminary Arch

Seminary Arch
Located on the banks of Zuari river, Rachol village is said to be one of the horror places in Goa. It is said that this village is haunted by a soldier’s spirit who lived at the time when Goa was a colony of Portugal. The soldier is believed to guard this village by not allowing anyone whom he deems a misfit for entering Rachol village.

The arch in front of the seminary haunted by the soldier is told to be by the locals as a place where the spirit dresses up officially and walks under the arch, guarding the village from unworthy visitors. 

Location: Seminary Arch, Near Zuari River, Goa
09

Ghost Hotel

Ghost Hotel
Built by the Russians, Ghost Hotel is a famous abandoned hotel complex in Goa. It is famous for spooking the visitors with its paranormal activities as the hotel complex could never be completed due to legal complications.

It was originally known as Sina Hotel and it is believed that the property owners were killed after which the construction stopped leading to the horror activities in the area. Many people claim to have seen the spirit of the owner roaming around the property of the hotel. It is one of the must-visit places if you want to experience some haunting experiences in Goa. 

Location: Ghost Hotel, Goa
10

Jakni Bandh

Jakni Bandh is a bridge in Goa which has a very tragic history associated with it. It is said that during the past, there was an incident which involved a school bus toppling here. Due to the mistake of the driver, the bus fell down while passing through this make-do bridge between Navelim and Drampur. Since all the commuters were killed, it is often said by the locals that one can hear the voices of crying children at night while passing through this bridge. 

Location: Jakni Bandh, Between Navelim and Drampur, Goa
11

The Rodrigues Home


The Rodrigues Home is one of the horror places in Goa which is located in Verna. This old mansion is situated about 10 km north of Margao in Goa and is believed to have been haunted by the spirits of the Rodrigues family.

Even though the house looks like a gorgeous retreat from the outside, the inside of the house is quite haunting. It is a popular belief among the locals that the spirits of the members of the Rodrigues family still reside in the house even after their demise. Some of the spooky activities that the locals and visitors have noticed while passing through the building include flickering lights, unexpected closing and opening of the doors and windows and cutlery moving on its own. 

Location: The Rodrigues Home, Margao, Goa
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